'State Secrets' Cited By White House To Block Targeted Killings Suit...

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    http://theHill.com/blogs/blog-brief...viledge-to-block-lawsuit-on-targeted-killings

    Pretty interesting and controversial issue. This White House has targeted known Terrorist and U.S. Citizen Anwar Awlaki for death or capture. This policy is now being challenged in court. So how do you feel about this White House targeting an American Citizen for death? I'm interested in hearing what people think about this. Thanks.
     
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    I always wonder if they shouldn't have found a way to strip him of his U.S. Citizenship first before targeting him for death. I'm not a legal expert so i'm sure they have their reasons for not doing that.
     
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    I'm dumbfounded!

    If he's believed to be a traitorous murderer, he should be TRIED for his actions, to determine guilt,

    and sentenced, accordingly.

    WTF country am I living in, again?!?
     
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    The "State Secrets" can of worms as it applies to US citizens never should have been opened. It's breathtaking to see the absurd abuses being claimed under that.
     
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    Yea this is a little bizarre. Not hearing much outrage from the MSM on this one. I wonder why? Hmm?
     
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    Because it's been going on ever since 9.11.
     
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    hummm, do we have a legal right to do this? many fought for years up to the SC to provide constitutional protections to non citizens, yet we have announced a predetermined death sentence on a US citizen? Interesting.... :eusa_think:
     
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    It's constitutional because the executive branch says it's constitutional! and of course, they can't allow the courts to make a determination because it's a state secret!

    A shitstorm of executive power.
     
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    Yea and it is weird that you're not hearing much outrage on this from the usual suspects. Where did they all go? Why so quiet on this?
     
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    If an American citizen were to become the actual head of al qaeda, would the law demand that we are somehow obliged to "try" him as a criminal (treason, perhaps)? Or, would we be within our lawful rights to target the leader of an international organization waging war on the United States (and against whom we ARE at war)?

    And what if that same American citizen is not the new "head" of al qaeda but is instead just one of that terrorist organization's more active high-echelon members? Does that change the analysis as to whether or not we are legally entitled to target him?

    If Adolf fucking Hitler had been a joint citizen of Germany and the United States,* would it have been somehow unlawful to target him for death during WWII?


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    * Anwar Awlaki is a joint citizen of the U.S. (having been born in New Mexico) and Yemen.
     

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